Charleston, SC DUI Lawyer

In South Carolina, driving under the influence, commonly known as DUI, can lead to significant, life altering consequences beyond a mere fine. Consequences may include but are not limited to: loss or impairment of one’s driver’s license, vehicle confiscation, loss of job and employment opportunities, jail time, drastically increased insurance rates and mandatory enrollment and completion of an alcohol and drug safety course, commonly known as ADSAP.

If you have been charged with DUI in South Carolina, you have a lot at stake. It is extremely important that you hire a Charleston, SC DUI lawyer who is highly familiar with the system, the prosecutors, the police and the judges. J. Allen Mastantuno, is that lawyer. As the former lead DUI prosecutor in Berkeley County, J. Allen Mastantuno has the skill, knowledge and experience to defend you and protect your rights. His extensive knowledge and experience was gained while prosecuting over a hundred DUI cases in Berkeley County ranging from DUI 1st offense to Felony DUI Involving Death. If you have been charged with a DUI in Charleston or anywhere in South Carolina, please get in touch today to find out how we can help.


In South Carolina, DUI charges have time-sensitive deadlines that must be met, or the consequences may be irreversible. If you refused to provide a breath, blood or urine sample or if you did provide a breath sample and the Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) was .15 or higher your license may have been immediately suspended. If so, you only have 30 days from the date of your arrest to request an administrative hearing seeking a temporary driver’s license. Please contact us immediately so we may assist you with meeting this deadline.